J. Owen Tully ’94
Leader of Three Teams Earned Honors and Set Standards J. Owen Tully was a giant on the football and lacrosse fields and on the ice. At six feet, five inches, Owen towered over most of the players in each sport he played. His former coaches describe him as a fierce, relentless competitor who exhibited consummate leadership qualities and acted in a respectful and supportive manner toward others. A tackle and defensive end, Owen won three varsity letters for football and served as captain of the team his senior year. The team finished 6-4 and competed in their first playoff game in four years. He was named 1st Team All-Prep and 1st Team All-County and was recruited to play Division I and Division III football. In ice hockey, Owen won four varsity letters and served as assistant captain of the team. Owen also helped lead the team to the NJSIAA State Quarter-Finals in 1993 and 1994. In 1994, the team was ranked 9th in the state. Owen won three varsity letters for lacrosse, and the team competed in the NJSIAA State Tournament all three years. In his junior year, he was instrumental in leading Pingry to victory in the State Prep Championship. He served as the team’s captain his senior year, earned All-American honors, and was named 1st Team All-State and 1st Team All-Prep. He was a highly-recruited Division I athlete who, as a defenseman, displayed excellent offensive skills. After graduating from Pingry, Owen played four years of varsity lacrosse at Brown University and served as assistant coach for Pingry’s Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Team in 1999 and 2001.